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A Victory for Creatures of the State

Rock Strongo Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 12:25 PM
Petya bleats: "Hello there Clownhaller Jonah! How are the wars going? In Iraq? In Afganistan? Still bombing Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen?" Um, who has been President for the last four years (and still is)? He and the democrats could have put an end to all of it, but they haven't--in fact, they have stepped it up. Why aren't you out protesting the wars and the drone attacks--and demanding free stuff while you're at it?

The Progressives won on Tuesday.

I don't mean the people who voted Democrat who call themselves "progressive." Though they won, too.

I mean the Progressives who've been waging a century-long effort to transform our American-style government into a European-style state.

The words "government" and "state" are often used interchangeably, but they are really different things. According to the founders' vision, the people are sovereign and the government belongs to us. Under the European notion of the state, the people are creatures of the state, significant only as parts of the whole.

This European version of the state can be nice. One...